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Hanana Nail Salon

SUBMITTED BY JENNY KRAUS I found a nail salon downtown past Fuji Grand on the way to Coco’s. It’s on the left hand side before the roundabout before Coco’s. It’s a little different from an American nail salon. They use home foot spas but you still get all the same Read more…

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Kouhudou

SUBMITTED BY SHANNON REUTER A friend and I set out to have an awesome lunch at a fantastic cafe, so I’m glad we ditched plan A and wound up here! Kouhudou (thank you Linda Cordes for the translation!) is a cozy little cafe, gallery and shop, tucked behind the tall Read more…

Life in Japan

Space-A Adventure 101

SUBMITTED BY HYLA ERNST I’m a Space-A junkie.  I love the excitement that comes with waiting for roll call and getting a seat (or seats) and some of my favorite traveling memories come from the unexpected surprises that have been thrown at us.  Maybe I’m just a glutton for punishment, but Read more…

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Alpark 109 Cinema

SUBMITTED BY HYLA ERNST Going to the movies off base is something Adam and I enjoyed when we lived in Okinawa. It’s a nice treat for date nights as many of the big blockbuster movies open sooner out in town than on base, and there are usually  little to no lines (lines for movies at Kadena Read more…

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Grand Chief

SUBMITTED BY THE IWAKUNI LUNCH CREW Teresa, Brenda, and Katie, thanks for another memorable afternoon–Hyla. There’s something fun about discovering a new place with friends, especially when it involves whipping over four (empty) lanes of traffic to check out a new burger joint AFTER stuffing oneself silly at a Chinese Read more…